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Genetin

Synonymous (also Gennetin, Gentin a Romorantin) for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc; look there.

The white grape variety comes from France. Around 100 synonyms testify to the great age and worldwide distribution of the vine in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Feigtraube, Muskat-Silvaner, Würzsilvaner(Germany); Blanc Doux, Blanc Fumé, Blanc Fumet, Fumé, Genetin, Gennetin, Gentin a Romorantin, Gros Sauvignon, Libournais, Painechon, Puinechou, Punéchon, Punechou Quinechon, Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, Sauvignon Fumé, Sauvignon Jaune, Sauvignon Jeune, Sauvignon Musqué, Savagnou, Surin(France); Pellegrina, Pissotta, Sauvignon Bianco(Italy); Fumé Blanc(California); Sauvignon Bijeli, Sovinjon(Croatia); Genetin(Luxembourg); Sotern Marunt, Verdo Belîi(Moldova); Fig grape, Muscat Silvaner, White Sauvignon(Austria); Muškatni Silvanec(Slovenia); Sauvignon Blanco(Spain); Fehér Sauvignon, Zöld Ortlibi(Hungary). It must not be confused with the varieties Ahumat, Savagnin Blanc(Traminer), Sauvignonasse (Friulano, Tai), Silvaner or Spergola (formerly synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc in Italy), in spite of apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities.

Sauvignon Blanc - Weintraube und Blatt

According to DNA analyses carried out in 1999, a parent-offspring relationship exists with the Savagnin Blanc = Traminer variety. A previously suspected parenthood Savagnin Blanc x Chenin Blanc was disproved. This also explains why Savagnin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc were often confused and have the same synonyms. However, Savagnin Blanc is probably not a descendant but a parent, because this variety was mentioned much earlier than the probable descendant Sauvignon Blanc. The second parent is unknown. Relationships exist through Savagnin Blanc with the varieties Aubin Blanc, Béquignol Noir, Grüner...

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